What is High-Functioning Autism? – OrbRom Special Education Center
High-functioning autism (HFA) is a type of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that is characterized by relatively good verbal and cognitive skills. People with HFA may have difficulty with social interaction and communication, but they are often able to live independently and hold jobs.
Symptoms of High-Functioning Autism
The symptoms of HFA can vary from person to person, but some common symptoms include:
Difficulty with social interaction and communication
Restricted interests and repetitive behaviors
Anxiety and mood disorders
Problems with executive functioning (planning, organizing, and prioritizing)
Diagnosing High-Functioning Autism
There is no one test that can be used to diagnose HFA. Instead, doctors will use a combination of factors to make a diagnosis, including:
The child’s developmental history
Their current behavior
The results of standardized tests
Treatment for High-Functioning Autism
There is no cure for HFA, but there are a number of treatments that can help people with HFA to improve their quality of life. These treatments may include:
Applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy
High-functioning autism is a complex condition. With the right support, people with HFA can live happy and fulfilling lives.
OrbRom Center is a special education center in Phnom Penh, Cambodia that offers a variety of services for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The center’s mission is to provide children with ASD with the tools and support they need to reach their full potential.